Degree Requirements

Departmental Degree Requirements
Paralegal majors (A.A.S., B.A.) must attain a minimum grade of “C” in all major and supporting courses. A minimum grade of “C” must be earned in LAS 210 before taking LAS 220. A minimum grade of “C” must be earned in LAS 220 before being admitted to any of the other upper division requirements.

Transfer Students
Transfer students must take a minimum of 15 semester hours of paralegal (LAS) courses at EKU to earn a paralegal degree.

LAS Course Plan Spring 2012 to Spring 2014


Paralegal Science (B.A.)  ♦  Paralegal Studies (A.A.S.)  ♦  Certificate in Paralegal Science (Post-Baccalaureate)  ♦  Minor in Paralegal Science


Paralegal Science (B.A.)

UNIVERSITY GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS       40 hours

  • General Education Requirements:      36 hours
    Refer to the University Catalog for details on the General Education requirements.
  • ASO 100:  Student Success Seminar  (Paralegal Section)    1 hour
  • Wellness       3 hours
  • Writing Intensive Course (Hours incorporated into Major/Supporting/Gen. Ed./Free Elective Category)
  • ACCT - - Paralegal Science majors will fulfill ACCT with LAS 399. (Credit hours are included in Professional Education Requirements below).

CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS       40 Hours

       PLUS TWELVE (12) HOURS selected from:

SUPPORTING COURSE REQUIREMENTS      9 hours

       PLUS THREE (3) HOURS selected from:

FREE ELECTIVES     31 hours

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS:      120 hours


Paralegal Studies (A.A.S.)

UNIVERSITY GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS     19 Hours  

  • General Education Requirements:     18 hours
    Elements 1A, 1B, 2, 3B, 5B and an additional 3 hours from any element (excluding POL courses).
    Refer to Section Five of the University Catalog for details on the General Education requirements.
  • ASO 100:  Student Success Seminar  (Paralegal Section)     1 hour

CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS       37 Hours

       PLUS NINE (9) HOURS selected from:

SUPPORTING COURSE REQUIREMENTS         6 hours

FREE ELECTIVES     2 hours

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS:      64 hours


Certificate in Paralegal Sciences (Post-Baccalaureate)

Students with 75 hours or more may begin taking courses toward the post-baccalaureate certificate. At least 18 hours toward the certificate must be taken subsequent to receiving a bachelor’s degree.

CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS:      30-31 hours

       PLUS TWELVE (12) HOURS selected from:

 

Gainful Employment-Higher Education Act (78 FR666665 and FR 66832) Disclosure: Estimated program costs for the 31 hour partially online Paralegal Science Certificate ( Post Baccalaureate) are approximately $14,245; fifteen students completed the program during the most recent reporting years (2012 - 2013); 100 percent of the students completed the program within the normal time (2 years); median loan debt incurred was $6,528.


Minor in Paralegal Studies

REQUIREMENTS:        18 hours

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